U.S. Amateur Four-Ball CHAMPIONSHIP
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- Venue: Chambers Bay, University Place, WA
- Stroke Play Co-Host Venue: The Home Course, DuPont, WA
- Schedule (May 22nd-26th):
- Sat. May 22nd & Sun. May 23rd: Stroke play qualifying
- Mon. May 24th: Round of 32, match play
- Tue. May 25th: Round of 16/Quarterfinal matches
- Wed. May 26th: Semifinals/Championship matches
- Field size: 128 sides (2-person teams)
- Additional facts
Click here to view qualifying results.
What is a Four-Ball competition?
Know by many as better-ball, or the shortened best-ball, four-ball is a widely popular format. The rules of four-ball call for each team – or side – to be comprised of two players. Each person plays their own ball and the lower score of the side is counted for the hole. For example, if Player A scores a 5 and player B scores a 4, the side’s score for that hole is a 4.
At the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, each side will play 36 holes of stroke play to reduce the field from 128 teams(sides) to the lowest 32 for match play. Like other USGA championships, the match play draw will be seeded according to stroke-play scores. Match play will then be contested over the final three days of the competition to determine a national championship.
Download the USGA press release on the 2019 change of venue here.
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